The Lost Moments

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The days pass and we live our lives, never fully realizing how we impact the people we care the most about. When does that realization hit us? Will we still have time to say the things we want... before it's too late...? This is a 600 word short story.
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Words: 710
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465928221
About GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Update Notice: August 16, 2013.

Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our Authors Page.

As many of you know, Sasha and I have published for FREE, Book Two of our Amanda Ackers Novel series, "Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches"!

We published Book One of the series, "Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves" for FREE on January 3rd, 2012. As of today, August 16, 2013, that book has been downloaded over 18,000 times! To say we are blown away would be a huge understatement! Book two of the series, which was published on March 28, 2012, has now been downloaded over 13,000 times. I guess a lot of people really do like the story!

Sasha and I are working on Book Three of the series, "Amanda Ackers and The Thirteen Shards Of Legend," as we get the time. It should be available sometime in late 2013 or mid 2014, as we are both working on other novels as well. We have received hundreds of emails wanting book three out NOW! Thank you for that, but honestly, Sasha and I are not writers. We write our stories just for the fun of it, and have full lives other than writing :)

Several people have requested reading Book Three, prior to its publication.

Should any like a pre-release version when we get to the editing stage, please let us know.

As you may know, we do require you to sign a non-disclosure agreement and fax it back to us... it’s just good business practice after all.

Adding up the downloads from the first two books of our Amanda Ackers adventures series, and all our short stories, the first short published on November 14, 2011, our total downloads have now reached over 62,000 as of August 16, 2013!

We are very thankful to you all, for supporting our work, which we do for the enjoyment of it.

Our thanks also, to the many of you who have emailed us with kind comments on our stories and the first two books of our novel series, and those who have requested receiving a pre-release version of Book Three. We had never thought of doing a pre-release, but what a great idea! It gave many a chance to read book two of Amanda, before we actually published it. Thanks to all of you!

We are most humbled by the response we have received, and thank you from the top, middle and bottom of our hearts!

If anyone would like to correspond with us, please shoot us an email when you get the chance, we would love to hear from you.

Email us at: GlennAndSasha@gmail.com

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Hello and thank you for visiting our Smashwords.com page.

My name is Sasha Gabriel, and I would like to take a few moments to say a little about Glenn and myself.

They say that creativity belongs to the young. Well, not always. Young at heart, I’ll buy, but nothing else.

Writing is relatively new for me. I’ve been an avid reader for most of my 60+ years. But writing seemed daunting. How do you write an idea to get over to other people without boring them to death? How do you write conversations that sound like the people who are speaking them?

Once I studied the “how to’s” a bit, and with the encouragement from Glenn, my wonderful husband and best friend, I started writing.

And I love it. So does Glenn.

Writing has opened a door for me that nothing else has – my imagination has soared and I’m absolutely thrilled and thankful, from the bottom of my heart, that others like my writing, as well.

Both Glenn and I have been submitting very, very short stories (no more than 600 word stories) because these are also being entered into a writing contest with that directive.

At the same time, both Glenn and I are writing novels (Glenn’s is awesome!!!! Think the depth of Lord of the Rings with the immediacy of Harry Potter and you’ve got it!).

But I want to share something with you all… Glenn has battled Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia almost his entire life. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but try living with them on a daily basis!

Even so, Glenn has worked to overcome the more serious side effects and his talent in writing, painting, and all over creativity is nothing short of staggering.

Honestly… I’m running to keep up with him but I’m mostly just out of breath!

So… the bottom line is… we’re all just human with all our challenges and it’s those challenges that make what we create that much better.

Please… If you like to read… then write. If you like to paint… then paint. Pick up that paintbrush and start. For writing, get to your keyboard and begin.

We think you’ll surprise yourself at your talents.
And, again… Thank You all for your kind and generous words of appreciation for our stories!

It means the world to us!

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Glenn here.

Just wanted to add that we never thought anyone would even read our work, let alone have downloaded our little stories thousands of times in such a short time.

Because of the kind words from you all, I will continue to write. I have, as Sasha had mentioned, been writing the Amanda Ackers novel series, with Sasha contributing several chapters to each book.

I had only begun writing the novel for fun, for our grandson Logan. I was not going to publish it, just print it out to give to him. However, with all the encouragement I have received via email, from those reading our little short stories, I have decided to publish the first two books of the Amanda Ackers series for FREE. Everyone keeps telling us we need to charge for them, so, should we decide to do so, they will be no more than $0.99 cents in U.S. Dollars :)

My many thanks to all of you, for your continued support.

Please feel free to contact Sasha and I at the following email address. We would love to hear from you, even to just say hi:

GlennAndSasha@gmail.com

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Reviews

Review by: Jamie J. Buchanan on Oct. 17, 2012 :
This is a great little story that could have been schmaltzy, corny or melodramatic - but it avoids all of that through clever succinct writing and an obvious connection with the character. The reverie is heartfelt and genuine, the narrative honest and sincere. Well done.
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Review by: David Blake on Oct. 06, 2012 :
Nice, touching short story, which I'm sure most readers will be able to connect with.
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Review by: Marcia Carrington on March 01, 2012 :
A short story which manages to make its point beautifully without seeming schmaltzy in any way. I admit the ending brought a tear to my eye, and is well handled by the author.
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Review by: Steve Lachey on Dec. 18, 2011 :
This could have been my story. I'm rethinking things.
Didn't seem like a story as much as a biography.
Great writing.
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Review by: Andre Farant on Dec. 18, 2011 :
A sweet, well-crafted thank you note to the people who, in most cases, matter most.
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Review by: Christopher Riley on Dec. 01, 2011 :
of all your stories, this had me thinkng alot.
Your a great writer but do some longer ones!
cr
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Review by: Gareth Parker on Nov. 27, 2011 :
a thinker... your writing is so good :-)
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Review by: Lora Keene on Nov. 25, 2011 :
A different type of story that made me think about all my lost moments.
Liked it very much and the writing is very, very good.
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Review by: LogosMythos Press on Nov. 24, 2011 :
A sweet short about the most prevalent difficulty of... being simply human!
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Review by: Layden McKinney on Nov. 24, 2011 :
Another really good story. I've only reviewed a few authors so far, but I seem to keep coming back to you. I can't wait for you to start writing stories of greater length. But I did see on your site, that all these short ones are for some short story contest. Sure hope you win! I'll keep returning to your site for more. This story made me think of my own mom and dad.
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Review by: Tom Banks on Nov. 24, 2011 :
Wasn’t sure I might like this story, but, after having read your other work, gave it a read. Sasha, you have a great way about you. This made me think of members of my own family. I never took the opportunity to say the many things I should have. This story hit home with me. I’m not sure if I should thank you or not! Just kidding. Great story!!
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